Xavier Woods On The Origin Of The Honor Roll

On the most recent edition of the New Day: Feel the Power podcast, 11-time Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods spoke about his Honor Roll maneuver. While sharing the origins of the move, Woods revealed when he came up with the idea to try it. Xavier told listeners:

“I saw Tajiri slide into the ring on his stomach, but he rolled and kipped up to his feet. I was like [gasp]. That was just him getting into the ring for his entrance. It stuck with me and I was teaching myself how to kip up when I was 12 or 13. I did it, but I had to push off with my hands, and my arms were up. I figured, if I could learn to kip up off of my neck, when I do a front flip, I can clothesline somebody. The day I realized this, I was 14 years old, and I was going to call it the Honor Roll because I was going to be a smart wrestler. Every time I hit it, I get the feeling of 14-year-old me.“

(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)

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